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Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.

Up until recently, I have been using the name emcee31. This has become impossible to use. The site rejected my password, and e-mailed me a temporary one, which it also rejected. At each try, they gave me an increasingly impossible puzzle to work out. This is a last ditch stand. If it stays up for a week, I’ll transfer further details.

I'm a retired teacher, born 1931. I have tried to write one Harry Potter fanfic (What Harry Thought) but it wasn't going anywhere, so I've decided my métier is reading rather than writing.

I've finally, with a lot of help from Snapegirlkmf, uploaded 4 chapters of Harry the Hufflepuff, but I feel the muse has gone into hibernation. If any of those who have expressed interest would like to share some ideas of where it could go from here, I'd like to read them, and if possible implement them.

I used to be able to check how many story alerts I had, and how many visited my profile. Someone seems to have hidden these links. Does anyone know where they are?

ADDENDA September 2011:

I was introduced to Isaac Asmiov’s ‘Robot’ science fiction about 1967, so my memories may not be watertight. One of the first books – I think it was I, Robot introduced the thee or four laws of Robotics. I think three at first, then a fourth was introduced when a Robot had a baby Robot. (It’s fiction, so he could get away with anything.) About a thousand years on in the series, the first self-conscious Robot, R. Daneel Olivav, was juggling several hats to save the human race: he was a stern Dictator, hoping humans would have the guts to unite against him, and when that didn’t work, he spent his spare time disguised as the leader of the revolutionary movement he started. It became impossible to keep the fundamental First Law of Robotics “A Robot may not harm a human being”, so he had to come up with am even more fundamental Zeroth Law: A Robot may only kill a human being if this prevents more human beings being killed. So, if Asimov could create a zeroth law to accommodate an idea which came later that the first enumeration of the laws, I feel I couldn’t be in better company.

I expect many of you won’t agree with my ‘twins’ method of making the plot up as I go along. It’s rather evident that the ’19 years Later’ scene was written quite early in the piece, and was used as a guide to who would not be killed, and who would marry whom. In my defence, I would like to cite David Weber, the author of the Honor Harrington series, who originally intended for Honor to die at the first battle of Manticore, and that her children would continue the saga; but couldn’t bring himself to do it, so she survived. I prefer this approach to that of Charles Dickens, who ignored the pleas of thousands of readers not to kill Little Nell.

As for my weirdness, it might indicate a drop of Potter blood in my veins. The hair of the back of my head refuses to sit down, and, like mice and men, my best laid plans oft gang a’glee. I would expect to be sorted into Hufflepuff, and would expect to enjoy reciting the breviary with the Fat Friar. Although it was only this year that I was suspected of using hallucinogens, but twenty years ago I was accused by a kid in the schoolyard of having a ‘beer-gut’. Until that moment I had only tasted one mouthful of beer, and decided that if you had to drink beer to become grown up, I’d opt to be another Peter Pan, thank you all the same. Luckily my weirdness seems to amuse more people than it annoys, so we’ll leave it in place for the time being. On a couple of occasions, when the natural leaders in my class appreciated my weirdness, I really enjoyed those years more than the ones when only the hufflpuffers cottoned on to my, shall we say, brilliant wit? I might as well say it, as I doubt many others will.

Advice from Midnight Rising

Prime rule: Show, don't tell. How could Harry tell Cedric to be kind and
open minded? Give examples. Let the characters interact! You need much more
dialogue...That, more than anything else fleshes out your characters and makes
them real. How a character says something can give clues as to how the
character is feeling, and allows the reader to get into a characters' head and
heart. You also need more action; what did Hooch say when Neville broke his
arm? Was he grimacing in pain? How you incorporate these things are often the
difference between a good fic and a boring one. Hope you find these comments
helpful as to how to add more zip to the story.

From Alba Angelo: Throw in a spunky original character and give them some weird talent to give it some zip.

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Malfoys Family Values by belana-rus reviews
AU. Five-year-old Harry Potter becomes Lucius Malfoy's foster child... What awaits Wizarding Britain now?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 127,729 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 649 - Follows: 849 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 7/21/2011 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S., Lucius M.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 33511 - Favs: 21,215 - Follows: 16,586 - Updated: 3/14/2015 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter Finally Graduates Part III by hemerocallis reviews
Ginny and friends progress toward their Hogwarts graduation, while chasing Barty Crouch and Thicknesse, advancing the Light Guardian religion, repairing the Gringotts Circle, and forwarding the platform of the Weasley administration. Lots of infighting.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 114 - Words: 644,110 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/12/2014 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
What if Snape by Wendelin W reviews
What if Snape takes Harry to Hogwarts instead of Hagrid
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 134 - Words: 260,778 - Reviews: 730 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 357 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 10/30/2011 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
A Time for Changeling by Bloodpage-Alchemist reviews
Two Dementors showed up in Little Whinging and changed Harry Potter's world forever. Now he's on the hunt for family he's never known plus entangled in a web of political intrigue and subterfuge. Why does everything happen to him?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 127,035 - Reviews: 683 - Favs: 1,969 - Follows: 1,131 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
A Prince By Blood by Above the Winter Moonlight reviews
Partially Severitus AU. Abused and neglected by his relatives, Harry Potter finds solace in the form of a mysterious black cobra who takes up residence in the Dursleys backyard prior to receiving news that will change his life forever...Part 57 finally posted
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 57 - Words: 224,058 - Reviews: 824 - Favs: 819 - Follows: 870 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 6/21/2011 - Harry P., Severus S.
Harry Potter and the Four Heirs by Sinyk reviews
Merlin, not happy with how the future unravelled for the life of Harry Potter, intervenes early to set the course of history back on track. Implied Pairing Only. Smart!Harry Bash!AD Idiot!RW
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 282,458 - Reviews: 1665 - Favs: 5,613 - Follows: 2,291 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Harry P., Neville L., Hermione G., Susan B. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Freedom of Flight by MountainRose reviews
At 11, Harry Potter is about to be set free. Neglected and weakened by his relatives, once his parents' old crew have him, they are not going to let him go back. Strongly AU, Sci-Fi, Mentor!Snape,
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 95,186 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 364 - Updated: 2/28/2013 - Published: 10/30/2011 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Hidden Power by breached reviews
In a world where Darren Potter, Harry's twin brother, could be the-boy-who-lived. Where age old predjudices between the houses mean nothing. A story where Harry puts his family before the wizarding world. What does it really mean to be a savior or a hero.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 112,237 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 419 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Harry Potter and The Fate We Make by Sherza reviews
After the confrontation with Voldemort after the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, Harry doesn't get sad. He doesn't get mad. He gets even.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 101,462 - Reviews: 718 - Favs: 2,158 - Follows: 953 - Updated: 4/22/2012 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Realizations by Wishweaver reviews
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 264,047 - Reviews: 8783 - Favs: 11,821 - Follows: 9,008 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 3/6/2003 - Harry P.
Poison Pen by GenkaiFan reviews
Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,506 - Reviews: 8821 - Favs: 19,937 - Follows: 8,005 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 12/3/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Celestial Requiem by Raven Dragonclaw reviews
Harry, much more cynical and worn from 5th year, wants to be heard without discrimination. He wants to learn how to deal with Voldemort on his own, being the best that he can be without conforming society's mold for him. Enter the writer, Harrison Evans
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 40,240 - Reviews: 1189 - Favs: 2,451 - Follows: 1,879 - Updated: 10/3/2004 - Published: 7/14/2004
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Harry the Hufflepuff reviews
Harry is inspired by his Grade 3 teacher to recognise the unfairness of prejudice. This leads him later on not to argue with the Sorting hat, so he gets placed in Hufflepuff.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 13,779 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/31/2011 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Harry P., Justin F.
The Revenge of the Centaurs reviews
Someone in the past reads the canon books, and changes things in the vague hope it will make things better. While many things rae better, it upsets certain highly intelligent creatures who decide to teach magical humans a much-needed lesson.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,381 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 10/17/2011 - Published: 10/15/2011
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